Youth athletics is one of Lafayette Recreation's largest and most varied program offerings. We have an activity for your school aged child to participate in all year round no matter what their interests are. 

We are always looking for Volunteer Coaches for our youth athletics programs. If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the interest form by clicking this link.


According to FIFA's most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world's population.

Learn the world's most popular sport with Lafayette's most popular coaches! Karen Logan and Pancho Hansen teach ages 3+ the skills they need to guide the ball down the field and score GOALLLLLS! Fundamentals of teamwork and technique are explored at every level, and games are played with a focus on having fun on the field. 


"Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical" - Yogi Berra

Learn the fundamentals with emphasis on fun and participation. From the smallest of players in our Tiny Tee Ball League to those ready to transition to live-pitch softball or baseball, we have a league for all levels of skill development for Baseball and Softball. 


Did you know the the first basketball hoops were peach baskets with the bottom intact. Officials had to get the ball out after each basket. The first string nets were used in the early 1900s? 

We'll use traditional hoops in this game and you will learn the fundamentals while having fun! You will learn the rules of the game, basic technique and hone existing skills at all levels in youth basketball. Participation is key in this league and you will learn team-work and cooperative over competition. 

Flag Football

Play hard without being hit hard! Boys and girls will learn the best form and technique for flag football, while being safe and enjoying the game! This is a cooperative league with Louisville so players will make new friends, have fun and become better players on and off the field. 

Racquet Sports (Tennis and Racquetball)

Group sports are not for everyone; racquet sports allow you to hone your focus and skills on the court while building discipline and routine on and off. Boys and girls ages 4 & up can enroll in these sessions to learn the skills needed for success and progress to light competition. 

Learn more about these programs on our Youth Programs Page